Type 1 Diabetes
5% of people with Diabetes have Type 1 Diabetes. This type of Diabetes is usually diagnosed in childhood, yet many times it is diagnosed in adults, even in adults over the age of 50. People with Type 1 Diabetes take insulin for treatment since their beta cells (the cells that make insulin) no longer produce insulin due to auto-immune destruction. People with Type 1 Diabetes take insulin by injection or via an insulin pump. People with Type 1 Diabetes can lead a full, healthy life with proper management. Successful treatment of Type 1 Diabetes has been shown to prevent or delay complications tied to Diabetes.